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Past Tense, Part II 

Sisko is forced to take the place of a key historical figure on Earth in 2024 in order to preserve the timeline.

Director:

Jonathan Frakes

Writers:

Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 6 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Avery Brooks ... Cmdr. Benjamin Sisko
Rene Auberjonois ... Odo
Alexander Siddig ... Doctor Bashir (as Siddig El Fadil)
Terry Farrell ... Lt. Jadzia Dax
Cirroc Lofton ... Jake Sisko (credit only)
Colm Meaney ... Chief Miles O'Brien
Armin Shimerman ... Quark (credit only)
Nana Visitor ... Major Kira
Jim Metzler ... Chris Brynner
Frank Military ... Biddle Coleridge
Dick Miller ... Vin
Deborah Van Valkenburgh ... Detective Preston
Al Rodrigo ... Bernardo
Clint Howard ... Grady
Richard Lee Jackson ... Danny
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Storyline

Sisko has taken the place of revolutionary Gabriel Bell to ensure the hostages are kept safe. Not an easy task as he needs to keep both trigger-happy Biddle Coleridge and police officer Vin at bay. Bashir has another concern. He fears for the captain's life as the original Bell died in the riots. When Michael Webb manages to reach the processing center, Sisko asks to look for more sensible gimmes to guard the hostages. Meanwhile Dax watches the news about the riots. She thinks it's time for action and tries to find a way into the Sanctuary District. On the Defiant the crew decides their only option is to send people back into the past. There's just one problem, O'Brien has limited the options to 10, but there are not enough chroniton particles to do them all. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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Trivia

This was the first "Star Trek" production to feature scenes set in the 20th Century since Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986) nine years earlier. Major Kira and Chief O'Brien briefly visit both 1930 and 1967 while searching for Sisko, Bashir and Dax in 2024. See more »

Goofs

The assault team sent into the processing center uses weapons with red laser targeting sites. When the shooting is over, one member of the team has a red laser dot moving around on his chest indicating that a member of his own team is targeting him. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Doctor Bashir: You know, Commander... having seen a little of the 21st century, there is one thing I don't understand: how could they have let things get so bad?
Commander Sisko: That's a good question. I wish I had an answer.
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Connections

Referenced in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Little Green Men (1995) See more »

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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
(uncredited)
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
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Preachy but worth seeing.
21 December 2014 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

In part one, Dr. Bashir, Commander Sisko and Jadzia Dax all became stuck in the Earth's past, back in 2024. Dax was very smart and managed to find a place to stay in the posh side of town. The other two not only manage to get stuck in a hellish 'sanctuary zone' but they also manage to have a part in killing someone who is an important figure in the timeline. In other words, because the guy dies, the Federation appears to be gone. Oddly, and COMPLETELY inexplicably, the Defiant continues to exist and they try to work on retrieving the lost crew.

Here in part two, there is a riot in the sanctuary zone and Dr. Bashir and Commander Sisko get involved in the middle of it--taking some hostages in order to fulfill the requirements of the timeline. Can they manage to avoid killing anyone ELSE who is important to history and make everything work out peachy?

Like part one, this one is a bit preachy and the homeless folks look way too 'nice' to be realistic. But it also is entertaining nevertheless.


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Release Date:

9 January 1995 (USA) See more »

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